Myths

Let’s Bust Some Weight-Loss Myths

Posted: November 2, 2018

For anyone who really wants to learn about healthily losing weight, it can be a frustrating search. The first frustration is the sheer amount of information out there. The second is the fact that much of the advice is, at best, misguided. At worst, it could be bad for your health and actually lead to weight gain, not loss. That means your search is more about separating weight-loss myths from reality, versus simply finding solutions that work for you. How read more…

Forget These Metabolism Myths if You Want to Lose More Weight

Posted: August 14, 2018

Understanding how to healthily and sustainably lose weight can be difficult if you believe in quick weight loss diets. But understanding metabolism can be tough for just about everyone. That lack of understanding can lead to misconceptions about metabolism. The problem is that those misconceptions can make it more difficult to lose weight. What is Metabolism? Metabolism is the conversion of the energy in the food you eat into the energy your body’s cells need to perform their functions. That read more…

Are You Gaining Weight Because You’re Trying to Lose Weight?

Posted: August 7, 2018

If you’re overweight, there’s a darn good chance you’ve tried to lose the extra pounds many times. Many, many, many times. And you’ve probably had no shortage of advice on how to do it from magazine articles, websites, friends, your mother, and a few people you didn’t even ask. So how’d all those weight loss attempts work for you? Probably not how you hoped. But it’s not all your fault. Weight loss is not a simple, one time proposition. In read more…

3 Seemingly Healthy Eating Habits that Might be Packing on the Pounds

Posted: April 30, 2018

Healthier eating habits is the first step towards successful weight loss. when you combine healthier eating with more activity in an effective weight management strategy, you get the golden ‘one -two punch’ of weight loss, which is to healthily reduce how many calories you eat while increasing how many calories you burn. But sometimes the ‘healthy’ eating habits we adopt, while making perfect sense in theory, can actually make you gain weight . To give you a better idea of what we mean, let’s read more…

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food – Part 2

Posted: January 31, 2018

In Part 1 of ‘7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food ’ we talked about the fact that food isn’t the enemy of your weight loss and that improving your relationship with it can be a great way to not only lose weight, but be healthier too. Here are five more ways to start having a better relationship with the food you eat. 1. Eat Well When You’re Physically Hungry This is an off-shoot of the mindful eating we told you about in Part 1. Your body read more…

Here We Go Again: Beware Yet Another Trendy Diet

Posted: December 8, 2017

Sometimes it feels like we’re just banging our heads against the wall here at Herbal One. From the moment we opened our doors, we’ve been all about managing your weight by eating healthy foods, based on Canada’s Food Guide and commonly available in the grocery store, combined with a program of top-quality herbal weight management supplements. Here are just a few of the benefits of our program, versus other weight loss programs and diets. 1. You Don’t Go Hungry By read more…

Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part Two

Posted: October 25, 2017

In Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part One , we talked about the fact that, even though it isn’t quite as common as it was just a year or two ago, dieting myths are still being promoted almost everywhere you look. The problem is made worse when highly-respected publications, like Good Housekeeping (GH), reinforce the myths, like they do in the title of this result from a search on Google. As we said in Part One, in just the 13 words in the title of the search read more…

Let’s Bust Some Dieting Myths – Part One

Posted: October 15, 2017

We made the mistake of checking out some of the online headlines about dieting again. It’s depressing. But not for the usual reasons of wishing there really was a fast, easy way to lose weight. It’s depressing because people still seem to be swallowing the myths hook, line and sinker. And as long as they’re gobbling them up, the media and advertisers keep pushing them. We’re not talking just about scam artists trying to cash in on everyone’s burning desire read more…

The Food Marketing Ploys that are Making You Pack on the Pounds

Posted: October 10, 2017

How come the food you get on your plate in a restaurant never looks nearly as inviting and appetizing as the images of the same food you see on the menu or in advertisements? It turns out there are a few reasons for the phenomenon, and they’re not all shady marketing ploys. As any Instagrammer will tell you, it’s very difficult to take a good-looking picture of even a very attractive presentation of food. So companies like McDonald’s go to read more…

Why You Must Count Calories Part 1 – The Argument Against Counting Calories

Posted: August 7, 2017

Not only does an article on the Time magazine website titled “You Asked: Should I Count Calories?” never answer the titular question, it concludes with the line “The rest of us could do well by cutting the word ‘calorie’—but not calories themselves—from our mouths.” Not only is the conclusion confusing, it is very frustrating for anyone who’s looking for healthy and sustainable ways to lose weight. Here, with a title hinting at a definitive answer to a crucial weight loss question, one of the most respected read more…

Why Artificial Sweeteners Are Not the Answer – Regardless of the News

Posted: August 2, 2017

Artificial sweeteners are nothing new. Saccharin, the mother of them all, was discovered in 1879. But it remained the only artificial sweetener until demand for no-sugar diet drinks and foods exploded in the 1960s and 1970s. Then, as demand for lower calorie foods increased, grocery store shelves were suddenly packed with processed foods sweetened with sugar substitutes like aspartame, cyclamate and sucralose that offered the sweet taste of sugar without the calories and weight gain they produced. News about the read more…

Will the Myths About Protein Ever Stop?

Posted: July 8, 2017

OK, this thing might be getting out of hand. Just how ‘trendy’ can a macronutrient get? The prepared foods section of our local grocery market prepares a fresh stir fry made from ingredients of your choice. After you choose from the usual suspects of stir fry fixin’s, you have the option to pick a ‘protein’, which is either chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu. Protein is Just One of Three Macronutrients You Need As anyone who’s trying to manage their weight read more…